Design the Life You Love
"Design the Life You Love" is a surprising book by Ayse Birsel that unexpectedly I found in my mailbox, an appreciated preset from an amazing friend.
My interest in design thinking increased with my permanence in Denmark. This book definitely arrived in the right moment of my life, at the end of my academic career. The process suggested by the author begins with the deconstruction of your current life. Through the reflection on the elements that compose your daily routine the text drives you to a thrilling reconstruction of your future life. Well known tools as the "super hero", "metaphors" and your own "manifesto" support the reader throughout the challenging process. Clean and simple illustrations highlight the importance of being playful in the process, while the explorative nature of the tools proposed suggests unexpected point of views.
Reading the book, following its steps and testing the exercises helped me reflecting on my decisions. Bringing clearness in a complicated moment of my life helped me identifying priorities and avoiding bottlenecks. I have drawn my own superhero and wrote my personal manifesto!
I definitely recommend this book to all those who are passing through challenging changes in their lives!
You can find informations about the book and the author here